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Brexit in Poetry Competition  Closing date: 31st December 2018. Prizes: £200. The winning poem and runners-up will be published in our online magazine. Free entry. Looking for: Poems on any aspect of the Brexit process up to 50 lines. Email: bemadette@hollandparkpress.co.uk Website: https://www.hollandparkpress.co.uk/ Exeter Novel Prize Closing date: 1st January 2019. Prizes: £500, five £100 runners-up. Entry fee: £18.00. Looking for: First ten thousand words including synopsis of a novel that has not been accepted for publication by a traditional publishing house. It is open to all authors who are currently without representation by a literary agent, whether or not they have been published.  Further info: Any genre except children's. Email: creativewritingmatters@virginmedia.com Website: http://www.creativewritingmatters.co.uk/ Bath Flash Fiction Novella in Flash Award Closing date: 14th January 2019. Prizes: £300, 2 x £100. Entry fee: £16.00. Looking for: Flash fiction novellas, 6,000-18,000 words. Email: novella@bathflashfictionaward.com Website: https://bathflashfictionaward.com/novella-entry/ 2019 Retreat West First Chapter Competition Closing date: 27th January 2019. Prizes: First Prize - Submission package review and feedback from Sarah Manning. Second Prize - Submission package review and feedback from Amanda Saint, publisher and commissioning editor at Retreat West Books. Shortlisted. Short feedback from Sarah Manning on 1st chapter she reads during the judging process. This is provided in the blog announcing the results. Entry fee: £10. Looking for: First chapter written in English up to 3,500 words (no minimum word count) and on any theme and subject (except children’s fiction). Website: http://www.retreatwest.co.uk/competitions/first-chapter/ Comedy Women in Print Prize Closing date: 31st January 2019. Prizes: £2,000 for published writers, £1,000 and a free place on the University of Hertfordshire. Entry fee: £10.00. Looking for: Comedy novels by women in two categories: published writers and unpublished writers. Email: hello@comedywomeninprint.co.uk  Website: www.comedywomeninprint.co.uk Spotlight First Novel Competition Closing date: 14th February 2019. Prizes: Professional input worth up to £1,270.00 plus comprehensive mentoring. Entry fee: £16.00. Looking for: A one-page synopsis and the first page of your novel. Website: http://adventuresinfiction.co.uk/spotlight-1st-novel/ 2019 Retreat West First Chapter Competition Closing date: 27th January 2019. Prizes: First Prize - Submission package review and feedback from Sarah Manning; Second Prize - Submission package review and feedback from Amanda Saint, publisher and commissioning editor at Retreat West Books. Shortlisted - Short feedback from Sarah Manning on 1st chapter she reads during the judging process. This is provided in the blog announcing the results. Entry fee: £10.00. Looking for: First chapters which must be written in English and can be up to 3,500 words (no minimum word count) and on any theme and subject (except children’s fiction). Further info: Submit your first chapter only through Submittable using the button on the website. Website: http://www.retreatwest.co.uk/competitions/first-chapter/ Fish Short Memoir Contest Closing date: 31st January 2019. Prizes: 1st: €1,000. 2nd: Week on a writers’ retreat at Casa Ana, La Alpujarra, Spain, + €300.3rd: €200. The best 10 memoirs will be published in the FISH ANTHOLOGY 2019. Entry fee: €17, €19 postal. Looking for: personal non-fiction, up to 4,000 words honourable mencions €100 Email: info@fishpublishing.com  Website: www.fishpublishing.com  Caine Prize for African Writing Closing date: 31st January 2019. Prizes: £10,000, £500 for each shortlisted, anthology publication For short stories, 3,000-10,000 words, published by African writers (born in Africa, African nationals, and children of African parents) Free entry Email: info@caineprize.com Website: http://caineprize.com/how-to-enter/ Northern Writers Awards Closing date: 1st February 2019. Prizes: up to £40,000 in awards. Free entry. Looking for: For works in progress by new writers in Yorkshire, the North East and North West, whether poetry, prose, children's prose, biography, life writing, or literary non-fiction. Submit up to 5,000 words or 30 poems. Email: info@newwritingnorth.com  Website: http://northernwritersawards.com Spotlight First Novel Competition Closing date: 14th February 2019. Prizes: mentoring package from Adventures in Fiction, dedicated Spotlight page on the Adventures in Fiction website, synopsis posted online. Entry fee: £16. Looking for: A one-page synopsis plus the first page of an unpublished novel. Email: marion@adventuresinfiction.co.uk Website: www.adventuresinfiction.co.uk Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize Closing date: 14th February 2019. Prizes: £1,500. Entry fee: £12. Looking for: The opening of an unpublished novel by a woman writer Email: executiveassistant@lucy-cav.cam.ac.uk  Website: www.lucy-cav.cam.ac.uk/fictionprize/  Times/Chicken House Children's Fiction Competition  Closing date: 28th February 2019.  Prizes:  A worldwide publishing contract with Chicken House with a £10,000 advance (subject to contract). A bonus prize will also be awarded. This prize is a worldwide publishing contract with Chicken House with a £7,500 advance (subject to contract)..All longlisted writers receive an editorial report. Entry fee: £15. Looking for: For full-length novels, 30,000-80,000 words, suitable for readers aged 7-18. Email: hello@chickenhousebooks.com  Website: www.chickenhousebooks.com/submissions
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Brexit in Poetry Competition  Closing date: 31st December 2018. Prizes: £200. The winning poem and runners-up will be published in our online magazine. Free entry. Looking for: Poems on any aspect of the Brexit process up to 50 lines. Email: bemadette@hollandparkpress.co.uk Website: https://www.hollandparkpress.co.uk/ Exeter Novel Prize Closing date: 1st January 2019. Prizes: £500, five £100 runners-up. Entry fee: £18.00. Looking for: First ten thousand words including synopsis of a novel that has not been accepted for publication by a traditional publishing house. It is open to all authors who are currently without representation by a literary agent, whether or not they have been published.  Further info: Any genre except children's. Email: creativewritingmatters@virginmedia.com Website: http://www.creativewritingmatters.co.uk/ Bath Flash Fiction Novella in Flash Award  Closing date: 14th January 2019. Prizes: £300, 2 x £100. Entry fee: £16.00. Looking for: Flash fiction novellas, 6,000-18,000 words. Email: novella@bathflashfictionaward.com  Website: https://bathflashfictionaward.com/novella-entry/  Comedy Women in Print Prize Closing date: 31st January 2019. Prizes: £2,000 for published writers, £1,000 and a free place on the University of Hertfordshire. Entry fee: £10.00. Looking for: Comedy novels by women in two categories: published writers and unpublished writers. Email: hello@comedywomeninprint.co.uk  Website: www.comedywomeninprint.co.uk 2019 Retreat West First Chapter Competition Closing date: 27th January 2019. Prizes: First Prize - Submission package review and feedback from Sarah Manning. Second Prize - Submission package review and feedback from Amanda Saint, publisher and commissioning editor at Retreat West Books. Shortlisted. Short feedback from Sarah Manning on 1st chapter she reads during the judging process. This is provided in the blog announcing the results. Entry fee: £10. Looking for: First chapter written in English up to 3,500 words (no minimum word count) and on any theme and subject (except children’s fiction). Website: http://www.retreatwest.co.uk/competitions/first- chapter/ Spotlight First Novel Competition Closing date: 14th February 2019. Prizes: Professional input worth up to £1,270.00 plus comprehensive mentoring. Entry fee: £16.00. Looking for: A one-page synopsis and the first page of your novel. Website: http://adventuresinfiction.co.uk/spotlight-1st-novel/ 2019 Retreat West First Chapter Competition Closing date: 27th January 2019. Prizes: First Prize - Submission package review and feedback from Sarah Manning; Second Prize - Submission package review and feedback from Amanda Saint, publisher and commissioning editor at Retreat West Books. Shortlisted - Short feedback from Sarah Manning on 1st chapter she reads during the judging process. This is provided in the blog announcing the results. Entry fee: £10.00. Looking for: First chapters which must be written in English and can be up to 3,500 words (no minimum word count) and on any theme and subject (except children’s fiction). Further info: Submit your first chapter only through Submittable using the button on the website. Website: http://www.retreatwest.co.uk/competitions/first- chapter/ Fish Short Memoir Contest Closing date: 31st January 2019. Prizes: 1st: €1,000. 2nd: Week on a writers’ retreat at Casa Ana, La Alpujarra, Spain, + €300.3rd: €200. The best 10 memoirs will be published in the FISH ANTHOLOGY 2019. Entry fee: €17, €19 postal. Looking for: personal non-fiction, up to 4,000 words honourable mencions €100 Email: info@fishpublishing.com  Website: www.fishpublishing.com  Caine Prize for African Writing Closing date: 31st January 2019. Prizes: £10,000, £500 for each shortlisted, anthology publication For short stories, 3,000-10,000 words, published by African writers (born in Africa, African nationals, and children of African parents) Free entry Email: info@caineprize.com Website: http://caineprize.com/how-to-enter/ Northern Writers Awards Closing date: 1st February 2019. Prizes: up to £40,000 in awards. Free entry. Looking for: For works in progress by new writers in Yorkshire, the North East and North West, whether poetry, prose, children's prose, biography, life writing, or literary non-fiction. Submit up to 5,000 words or 30 poems. Email: info@newwritingnorth.com  Website: http://northernwritersawards.com Spotlight First Novel Competition  Closing date: 14th February 2019. Prizes: mentoring package from Adventures in Fiction, dedicated Spotlight page on the Adventures in Fiction website, synopsis posted online. Entry fee: £16. Looking for: A one-page synopsis plus the first page of an unpublished novel. Email: marion@adventuresinfiction.co.uk Website: www.adventuresinfiction.co.uk Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize  Closing date: 14th February 2019. Prizes: £1,500. Entry fee: £12. Looking for: The opening of an unpublished novel by a woman writer Email: executiveassistant@lucy-cav.cam.ac.uk  Website: www.lucy-cav.cam.ac.uk/fictionprize/  Times/Chicken House Children's Fiction Comp  Closing date: 28th February 2019.  Prizes:  A worldwide publishing contract with Chicken House with a £10,000 advance (subject to contract). A bonus prize will also be awarded. This prize is a worldwide publishing contract with Chicken House with a £7,500 advance (subject to contract)..All longlisted writers receive an editorial report. Entry fee: £15. Looking for: For full-length novels, 30,000-80,000 words, suitable for readers aged 7-18. Email: hello@chickenhousebooks.com  Website: www.chickenhousebooks.com/submissions
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